Saturday, August 13, 2016

Actively Waiting

"Be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps lit. 
Be like men who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that they may immediately open the door to him when he comes and knocks. 
Blessed are those slaves whom the master will find on the alert when he comes; truly I say to you, that he will gird himself to serve, and have them recline at the table, and will come up and wait on them." 
Luke 12:35-40 

My friend Kayci Roh's dog, Hoot actively waiting.

More than anxious inactivity and better than directionless pursuit, active waiting is an intentional calming of the soul, a redirecting of the eyes, and a widening of the heart; all in the singular pursuit of knowing God. 

This slow pursuit is one that began over the course of months as Kellie and I began to sense the call of God. His preparation of this way is increasingly evident to us each day. Conversations even now are beginning with groups of men and women across this nation as Kellie and I begin to place our name as candidates with congregations.

We wait on the LORD, and we actively pursue the alternatives before us. Sometimes the path that God reveals is clearly marked, and other times we find His direction only through a lengthy pursuit. No matter which the option, His path is always the best path.

Through the coming weeks and months, we invite you to walk this path with us as God leads us forward. We'll see multiple states and meet with great men and women of God. So many of you have carried us with your prayers, and with thanks we continue to move forward as we actively wait on the LORD. A church congregation waits somewhere with us.

"Therefore, return to your God, 
Observe kindness and justice, 
And wait for your God continually."

Hosea 12:6

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